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kensington fire

City Orders Shutdown of Scrapyard Where Massive Fire Burned

The junkyard where a massive, four-alarm fire broke out on the Kensington/Port Richmond border earlier this month has been ordered to close by the city. […]


The Death of Old City’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Business

The familiar sound of hooves on cobblestones may no longer stand as an enduring hallmark of Old City in tomorrow’s Philadelphia, and while I’m feeling like […]


Toll Now Plans 23-Story Tower for Jewelers Row

Time has run out for Toll Brothers’ permit applications to build a 29-story condo tower with ground-floor retail in the heart of Jewelers Row. Or […]


NA Poe Pot Party Building Is a “Death Trap,” Says City

Gideon Rettich is a master woodworker in Philadelphia, but he’s not going to be able to get into his studio for a while. You see, […]


Philly to Crack Down on Use of Vacant Buildings in Wake of Oakland Tragedy

Philadelphia officials are planning to crack down on illegal “pop-up” nightclubs and parties in vacant properties in the wake of a deadly fire that left […]


Jury Selection for Salvation Army Collapse Trial to Begin Today

Starting this morning, a judge and teams of lawyers will begin to winnow a pool of potential jurors in the Salvation Army building collapse case. […]


ICandy Nightclub Faces L&I Violations

It isn’t the first time ICandy has run into troubles: Last November, we reported that the club faced a potential liquor license suspension for servicing […]